It’s that time of year again and who really cares about the latest Google Maps announcements when there is a disgraced celebrity to ponder?
I am hearing from a lot of different sites that the whole Tiger Woods thing has been a like a big traffic Christmas gift, particularly for news sites and social networks that are generating a lot of articles and discussions on his night putting activities. In my attempt to cash in on the craze I figured I’d see what sort of data Google is showing for “Tiger Woods”-related queries.
Google Insights for Search – Regional Interest in “Tiger Woods”
Those Jamaicans just can’t get enough of Tiger.
I am guessing this Jamaican traffic is due to the stellar reporting of the Jamaica Observer. Here’s an excerpt from a recent investigative piece:
“What has come to light is that the golfing phenom was hitting the birdies left right and centre and it was not on the links. The sad thing is that some of these birdies sing like canaries and the talk show hosts are now having a field day at the Tiger’s expense.”
And then there’s this gem:
“by Jamaican standards, Tiger would be playing in the minor leagues. So far, 10 women have admitted to having an extramarital affair with the with him. This would be cited as a sterling example of sexual moderation among many Jamaican sportsmen and entertainers.”
And this one:
“Research has shown that supporters of losing teams have relatively lower levels of testosterone than those of winning ones. There is a direct link between ones testosterone levels and ones libido. Maybe the Tiger could not help himself. He was suffering from testosterone overdose.”
Ok I have now bookmarked this site.
I think I mostly love that this story is probably screwing up the traffic for sites that optimize for “video game cheats” traffic. See Tiger Woods Cheats. Then again maybe they are getting an insane amount of traffic from these queries, which I would love too.
Ok, get back to work.